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Lone Star Quilt – Queen

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A handmade Amish quilt makes a comfortable bed spread and a family heirloom to be passed from generation to generation. Each quilt is handmade with love by one of our fine quilters. The Lone Star quilt is a beautiful example of a traditional quilt pattern. It is made with shades of purple fabrics with a scalloped border edged with a dark purple binding. This specific quilt is initialed and dated and quilted with 264 yards of thread by one talented Amish lady named, Elizabeth Miller, to ensure consistent stitching. On a queen-size bed, this quilt will allow 20 inches of drop per side.

Measures 101″ x 114″ long.

Homemade quilts combine the warmth of a bed cover with a unique story told by the quilters from Lancaster County, PA. Every homemade quilt is as unique as the family, busy mother or Amish ladies group who uses a needle and thimble to thread stitch on the quilt. Some quilts involve hundreds of hours and thousands of stitches to create a unique patchwork quilt that will last for generations.

When you peruse our HOMEMADE QUILTS you are shopping for an item that tells a story and adds meaning to your bedroom! Discover more about our unique patchwork quilts and the stories behind them

We have a lot of quilts! Want to see a gallery of the major patterns? Checkout our Common Amish Quilt Patterns.

Community Creating Beauty: How We Piece Scrap Quilts

We source our homemade patchwork quilts from local Amish and Mennonite artisans, who craft them by hand with the care and art of the American quilting tradition. Frequently, families work together to piece and quilt these bedspreads. With their help, we offer you patchwork quilts, each unique and handmade.

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The Postage Stamp is a popular Scrap Quilt Pattern

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Square and Applique Scraps compliment in this Country Hearts Quilt

scrap quilts in many colors from family farm fabrics

A few Scrap Quilt variations.

Frugality Creating Beauty: How Scrap Quilts Developed

Scrap quilts are called a variety of different names, each a thread connected to quilters years ago who first used this pattern.

Called a “charm” quilt in the late 19th century, young women collected hundreds of different fabrics from their family and friends. Perhaps if they collected 999 different squares, their true love would bring them the thousandth–and their happily-ever-after dream, too. One quilting blogger speculates that collecting these fabrics may have given girls opportunities to ask their love interest for a contribution!

The scrap quilt has also been called a “beggar” quilt, referring to quilters asking each other for contributions to their projects. Trying to put together a bedspread without repeating every fabric, they also called the quilts “odd feller” quilts–every piece was an odd feller. Some families recall their mother repeating one square, however, so that a child sick in bed might be entertained looking for the matching patches.

Still another name scrap quilts went by is the “postage stamp” quilt, so called because quilters would use their tiniest scraps, sometimes no bigger than a postage stamp. Perhaps the original motivation was not wasting the smallest piece (historians recall the scarcity of the Great Depression in this), but it also became a challenge at some point. Quilters would collect thousands of pieces to compete with each other in making stitched masterpieces.

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Twin Sized Postage Stamp Quilt

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Ancient Star is another Scrap Quilt Pattern

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A color coordinated Scrap Quilt is an exquisite work of art!

Did you know?

Each step of the quilt-making process calls for a specific woman's proficiency. Each of our ladies concentrates on either piecing or quilting. Consequently, at the very least 2 ladies are associated with making each quilt. The ladies who sew the tops together concentrate on piecing specific quilt patterns. Because each quilter's stitches are different, just one lady does the quilting per quilt. This system allows each woman to end up being a professional in her work.

A quilt is not only a comfortable bedspread: it is also a masterpiece of artwork. The crafters who design our quilts select top quality vibrant fabrics and arrange them into an eye-catching masterpiece. Pick from our selection of over 2 hundred Amish handmade quilts for a quilt that best enhances your home design.

While the fabric pieces are sewn together by machine to make certain tighter sewing, all the quilting is done by hand. 100% cotton fabrics compose the top and bottom of the quilt. The batting sandwiched between those 2 layers, nevertheless, is 100% polyester. This polyester batting guaranties both warmth and outstanding washing results.

Most of our quilts are sizable enough to eliminate the need for a dust ruffle and pillow shams. Just as bed heights are different, each quilt's measurements can be different. You'll find we specify the quilt's measurements along with the determined drop for you to compare to the sizing you are looking for. It is important to do your homework before purchasing!

Can you wash these quilts?

As a matter of fact, these quilts are indeed machine-washable! We suggest adhering to these standards for ideal handling results:

Amish Homemade Quilt Facts

Over the centuries, numerous methods have been produced to make it much easier for quilt-makers to sew multi-angled quilts together. One of these techniques is named paper piecing, which is routinely taken advantage of to assemble the challenging points of the Mariner's Compass quilts. Paper piecing, as it title illustrates, uses an unique paper pattern on which the fabric cuts are stitched. The pattern helps the needleworker to perfectly sew the pieces together so that the finished top will lie out evenly. Tactics of this sort as this are a tremendous support to our quilt-makers!

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